NCAA Baseball Rankings: USA Today preseason poll has Arizona 26th

Bruce Thorson-US PRESSWIRE

Arizona just misses the top 25 in USA Today preseason poll

Another preseason poll for college baseball is out today, and USA Today has Arizona 26th.

The USA Today is by far the most West Coast-friendly poll out so far, with five Pac-12 teams in the top 25 and Cal State Fullerton at No. 1.

Oregon State checks in at No. 3, with Oregon at 7, UCLA 10th, ASU 19th and Stanford 25th.

Earlier in the week, both the Baseball America and Perfect Game preseason rankings were released, and neither of them had Stanford or Arizona ranked, although Arizona was on Perfect Game's next ten list.

The USA Today poll also has Mississippi State ranked fourth and receiving four first-place votes.  The Bulldogs come to Tucson March 7-9.

RANK SCHOOL (FIRST-PLACE VOTES) 2013 RECORD POINTS FINAL 2013 RANKING
1 Cal State Fullerton (18) 51-10 729 10
2 LSU (6) 57-11 683 6
3 Oregon State 52-13 648 4
4 Mississippi State (4) 51-20 632 2
5 Florida State 47-17 595 13
6 Virginia 50-12 560 11
7 Oregon 48-16 541 15t
8 Vanderbilt 54-12 538 9
9 North Carolina State 50-16 533 5
10 UCLA 49-17 490 1
11 Indiana 49-16 484 7
12 North Carolina 59-12 450 3
13 Louisville 51-14 429 8
14 South Carolina 43-20 416 12
15 Rice 44-20 274 15t
16 Clemson 40-22 248 25
17 Miami (Fla.) 37-25 240 NR
18 Oklahoma State 41-19 220 21
19 Arizona State 37-22-1 198 19t
20 Florida 29-30 181 NR
21 Kansas State 45-19 118 14
22 Texas 27-24 95 NR
23 TCU 29-28 93 NR
24 Louisiana-Lafayette 43-20 88 NR
25 Stanford 32-22 84 NR

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